National Park Week

The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Jacksonville’s National Park, will celebrate National Park Week this year with a wonderful range of activities. Come to the parks and participate in any of the events during the week.
Each year the President proclaims National Park Week for celebration and recognition of your National Parks. This year the event takes place from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. Celebrating this year’s theme, “Picture Yourself in a National Park,” will also include Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 28 with special events just for kids.
Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places, and cultural treasures without paying entrance fees.
Events will be offered free of charge all week long throughout the Timucuan Preserve and include:

“Painters in the Wilderness” – An arts and crafts program inspired by the French artist Jacques LeMoyne, will be presented at Fort Caroline National Memorial on Junior Ranger Day, April 28 between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

“From Boll to Shawl” -A living history demonstration of cotton spinning and weaving will take place at Kingsley Plantation, April 24-26 at 2:00 PM.

“Picture Yourself in the 16th Century” – Includes demonstrations of crossbows and muskets at Fort Caroline April, 28 at 11:00 AM and again at 3:00 PM.

“Find Yourself in a National Park” – A compass scavenger hunt for the whole family will be available all day at Kingsley Plantation

Saturday, April 28.

“Picture Yourself as a Ranger” – Dress up like a ranger and learn aboutthe National Park Service uniform, available all day at Kingsley Plantation, Saturday April 28.

The beautiful expanse of the Timucuan Preserve is located within the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida. Come experience salt marshes, wildlife, miles of trail access, cultural sites, and more.